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Brucella serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Specify travel and animal exposure history, describe symptoms


Turnaround Time:

5-10 days

Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Brucella species

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Titre (dilution factor)
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Liverpool